How many miles did you drive today?

ironpony

Professional Pot-Stirrer
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480 and a pick. Plenty of rain SW Misery up to the St Clair scales on 44 - open both directions this evening. N Aurora IL at the hidey hole. Pretty busy tonight... fer a hidey hole.
 

mndriver

curmudgeon extraordinare
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214.


Got back to the shop to have the abs ecm module installed in the morning.

Semper Gumby ruled and we are parking the open deck at the house and I got us both a dry van for the summer.

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Heavy pig with full tanks

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mndriver

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Why are you pulling a dry van for the summer?
Covid-19 freight.

Lot of what we were seeing for rates and availability of flatbed stuff is drying up.

Seems people still need food stuffs.


Not sure what others are seeing, but traffic is almost non-existent right now.

I rolled from Detroit lakes home and saw maybe 6 cars in 170 miles.

St cloud was like a ghost town.
 

Hammer166

Instigateur №166™
363. Lost about 4 hours waiting to swap a few cars with the company slow poke. I had hoped to load tonight, but with all the canceled flights, rental counters closed early.
 

Mike

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470 today. Got me to the T/A in Terrell, TX. Fuel, shower, refreshments, and deliver tomorrow in Wilmer. Dropping off paper towels, and picking up the same thing from the same place to take to Oklahoma.
 

ironpony

Professional Pot-Stirrer
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A drop, and 222 - northbound deadhead. The Kraft DC in North Aurora seemed busier than usual. It's run by DHC, and there was no attempt by them to improve conditions for social distancing, like many places are doing now. They still don't see a need for hand soap in the john.

An uneven response it seems.

St Louis was totally dead yesterday, but the afternoon traffic between Chicago and Milwaukee on I94 seemed as packed as ever today. North of Port Washington, up to Green Bay, there was hardly any traffic at all. The truck stop up here that I use cut their evening hours.
 

Mike

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231 miles today, I'm about 20 miles from dropping off my paper towels at Sam's in Lawton.

And this is the perfect picture of wasted time.

Arrived to unload my "members mark" paper towels today. The big rolls in the orange wrapping. 1250 cases, all on chep pallets.

3 1/2 hours later, my truck was unloaded.

I stayed in the door I unloaded in, proceeded to go inside with my pickup number.

Another 2 1/2 hours later, I was reloaded with the same freaking paper towels, same case count, same chep pallets.

6 hours at this place to have my truck unloaded and reloaded with the same crap.

To make it worse, other drivers were there for the same amount of time with the exact same thing happening. All Sam's loads.

With detention, I will be paid a little over $900 to take these paper towels 200 miles. That is after being paid $1750 to bring them to Texas from Georgia. So, more than $2650, just to me, to transport the paper towels, and it could have been direct shipped and delivered yesterday.

I love my job
 

mndriver

curmudgeon extraordinare
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6....

Drove to the shop and back to the truckstop.

8 hours getting stuff done on the truck. Time will tell now

ABS module, reflashed the dash module, AHI module, 7th injector, air dryer service (under warranty for the AHI module), half dozen air line fittings and a grease job. Likely going to have to replace the rear air tank as the bung is buggered up.
 

mndriver

curmudgeon extraordinare
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461.

Load, take my step to the house and back to my van.

Tomorrow, Colorado bound
 
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